KHS News

Friday, December 6, 2019

In this newsletter...


  • Monday, December 9th-No School
  • Board Meeting Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30pm 6-8 Campus
  • Winter Concert for K-5 is Thursday, December 12th
  • View Progress Report on Powerschool Friday, December 13th

This newsletter contains the following information:

  • Lunch Information
  • Winter Wishes
  • Purchase Kestrel Gear
  • Candy Cane Grams
  • Holiday Shoppe
  • Community Resources

Upcoming Events:

December 17 Winter Concert (6-8)

December 19 Community Discussion

December 19 Seminar Day

December 23rd-January 3rd Winter Break (Return to school January 6th, 2020)

School News

Winter Concert

Greetings Families!

We are a few weeks away from the elementary school's Winter Performance on Dec. 12th!!!
Grades K-2 will be performing at 5:30 pm, please arrive by 5:15pm. Grades 3-5 will be performing at 6:45 pm, please arrive by 6:30pm. This is a required performance for our scholars.

Scholars will need to wear a red shirt with a collar (no t-shirts, please), black bottoms, and black shoes (no heels) or black sneakers.

We've been working hard to make sure that this will be one of our most enjoyable shows. We look forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Winter Concert-Middle School Scholars

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Support the KHS Band

The Kestrel Heights Band Boosters will be selling Chick-Fil-A sandwiches before the concert and between concerts. Sandwiches are $5, chips and drinks are $1. Cash and cards accepted. All proceeds go to support the Kestrel Heights Band!

Winter Wishes

Important Dates

November 29th by 3 pm - Last date to request assistance

November 29th - First date to sign up to fill a request (SignUpGenius)

December 16th - All wrapped gifts need to be turned into Mrs. Kennedy at the elementary school

December 19th and 20th - Families who requested assistance should pick up gifts in person.

Kestrel Heights School wants to make sure every KHS family has a wonderful holiday season. Winter Wishes will match Kestrel families in need with donor families willing to buy gifts or clothing this holiday season.

Who am I helping?

A Kestrel Heights student whose family requests assistance.

Who can request assistance?

Any Kestrel Heights family in need of assistance. The only requirement is for a parent/guardian to complete the form to request assistance. This program is meant to help our families in need, so please only request assistance if your need is substantial.

How do you request assistance?

Fill out the Winter Wishes Gift Request Form:

K-8 Contact: Stacy Kennedy 919-484-1300 x302 or Morgan Callahan at 919-484-1300 x205 or

Are requests for assistance kept confidential?

Yes, all requests for assistance will be kept confidential. Only Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Callahan will know who requests assistance. Each gift request will be numbered to keep track of who made the request.

How do I fill a gift request?

A SignUpGenius will be posted on November 29th listing all gift requests. You can choose which gifts you would like to fill via the SignUpGenius. Include gift number when returning wrapped gifts to the school. All stocking stuffer requests do not need to be wrapped but do need to be identified by the gift number. Information about the program can also be found in our Kestrel Newsletters.

Is there a price limit per request?

Yes. Please only request gifts that are $50 or less.

Will all gift requests be filled?

Not necessarily. This will depend on the response to the program. You will know which requests have been filled by December 17th, if not before. Last year, most requests were filled.

LunchTime Update

They system is getting back to normal. If you have not already, please complete the steps below to help ensure your account is correct.

  1. Check your balance and transaction history for any errors
  2. Make sure to save your meal selections for upcoming school days
  3. Email Mrs. Gordon if you have any discrepancies with your account

Email Mrs. Gordon at

Don't Forget to Pre-Order

Everyone MUST pre-order lunch, otherwise a lunch WILL NOT be prepared.

What you need before you order:

1. Create your account and add your child to your account (See Guide attached or click here)

2. Review Menu with your child. A “complete meal” is the lunch meal posted on the menu.

3. Review the dates you are selecting, as the dates are in numerical order, not calendar order.

Here is How to Pre-Order:

Step 1. Log into your account. School Payment Portal

Step 2. There will be a new button to pre-order the meals. Click on Meal Pre-Order then on Select Meals to the left of their student(s) name.

Step 3. Select the date and meal selection from a drop down menu. “Complete Meal” is what is posted on the menu.

Step 4. Click Save.

Click here to set up your account

Account Setup Instructions

Free or Reduced Lunch Application

Please email Mrs. Gordon if you have not received an update on your 2019-2020 Lunch Application. If you received free lunch last year and have not renewed your application for the 2019-2020 school year.

Maureen Gordon

919.484.1300 ext 300

Meal Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent meal account procedures at Kestrel Heights Charter School.

Get Some KHS Swag

Use this link to place your order!

Please remember hoodies, and leggings are not permitted at school at anytime. However they are cool to wear outside of school!

If you have any questions contact Coach Dale via email

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KHS Holiday Shop

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Community Information

Nasher Museum of Art


On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Nasher Teens Program and Organizing Against Racism Durham will co-sponsor the Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Presentation, an educational experience to help participants understand what causes racial inequities today.

This free program is intended for all area teens (ages 13-19), their parents & caregivers, and any other adults who work with local youth. Also, dinner will be provided by the Nasher Cafe.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5PM - 8:30PM

Stay tuned for more information, including instructions on how to register in advance.

Questions? Please contact Teen Program Educator, Jesse Huddleston:

Curriculum Bridge

Curriculum Bridge is an academic enrichment program that is built on and around assisting children who need the help outside of school. Academic enrichment tutoring for Pre-K thru 8th grade.

Every other Saturday

10am – 12pm

South Regional Library

4505 S. Alston Ave.

Durham, NC 27713

Academic Tutoring All School Year! We help with:

Grade Level Assessments

Homework Assistance

Free Snack Packs

Curriculum T-Shirt

One on One Tutoring

For More Information Contact:

Guy Crawford Curriculum Bridge

Teacher Coordinator Guyvc4@Gmail.Com

Come Join Us

Choosing the right school is an important decision. We strive to provide a welcoming and diverse community where your children can thrive. Our lottery-based enrollment process ensures an equal opportunity for all prospective students. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are available on our website or you may apply here: New Scholar Application